PINK FLOYD MEDDLE Netherlands Gatefold 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  This Dutch edition of Pink Floyd's Meddle album Notice the "EMI" logo near the center bottom of the front cover. This logo does not appear on the front cover on other issues of this album.

 

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Album Description & Collectors information: 

"Meddle" was recorded at Air Studios Emi Studios Abbey Road and at Morgan Studios London 1971. Engineers: Peter Bown, John Leckie, Rob Black, Roger Quested. Photography Bob Dowling, Hipgnosis

  Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

 The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.

 One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.

 Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."

 The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.

 Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Music Genre:

 
Acid / Psych / Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:

 
The album: "PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE Gatefold" was produced by: Pink Floyd and H Chappell

Record Label Information:

 
Yellow & Green EMI Harvest 1A 062-04917 / 5C 062-04917 
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year and Country:

 
1971 Made in Holland

Band Members and Musicians on: Pink Floyd Meddle

    Pink Floyd is:
  • Roger Waters - bass, vocals

      Roger Waters George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was the primary lyricist and conceptual leader of the band and wrote many of the group's most popular songs, including "The Wall," "Wish You Were Here," "Another Brick in the Wall," and "Money." Waters also sang lead vocals on many of Pink Floyd's songs and was the band's bassist and co-lead vocalist. He left the band in 1985, but continues to be active as a solo artist and has released several successful solo albums. Read more on Roger Waters

  • Nick Mason - percusssion

      Nick Mason is an English drummer and one of the founding members of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 27 January 1944, in Birmingham, England. Mason began playing drums at an early age and was a member of several bands before forming Pink Floyd in 1965 with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and himself.

     Mason has been the only constant member of Pink Floyd throughout the band's history and has played on all of their studio albums. He is widely considered to be one of the most innovative and talented drummers in rock music, and his drumming style has been a key element in the band's sound. He also played in the Live performances and concerts and participated in the creation of several of the band's most popular and critically acclaimed albums, including "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," and "The Wall."

    Read full story on Nick Mason

  • Dave Gilmour - Guitar, vocals

      David Gilmour (Full-name: David Jon Gilmour) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the guitarist, co-lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on March 6, 1946, in Cambridge, England.

      Gilmour began playing guitar at a young age and formed his first band, Jokers Wild, in 1962. He later joined the band Bullitt, which also included future Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters. In 1968, he was invited to join Pink Floyd as a replacement for the band's original lead vocalist and guitarist, Syd Barrett, who had become increasingly unreliable due to his use of psychedelic drugs.

      Read the full story on David Gilmour

  • Rick Wright - keyboards, vocals

      Richard "Rick" Wright was an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the keyboardist and one of the main vocalists of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 28 July 1943, in London, England, and began playing the piano at a young age. He first met Nick Mason and Roger Waters while studying at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, and in 1965 they formed Pink Floyd along with Syd Barrett. Wright played an important role in the band's sound and success, providing keyboard and piano parts, as well as contributing to the band's songwriting and singing lead vocals on several songs. He played on all of Pink Floyd's albums until "The Final Cut" (1983) where Roger Waters took over the band. In 1985, Wright returned as a session musician and played on the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987) and tour with the band.

      Read complete story of Richard Wright.

Track Listing of: "PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE Gatefold"

    Side One:
  1. One of these days
  2. A Pillow of Winds
  3. Fearless
  4. San Tropez
  5. Seamus
    Side Two:
  1. Echoes

Album cover photos of : PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE Gatefold

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